Delivering CRUcial Services

Posted on 21st September 2022, by kristinm
In times of distress, a large white truck with red lettering rolls up, opens a window and the smell of fresh hot coffee wafts in the air: The Salvation Army is here to support communities, partner agencies and first responders. The Community Response Unit or CRU is a heavy-duty vehicle outfitted with a full kitchen  […]

Supplies to Start the School Year Off Right

Posted on 8th August 2022, by kristinm
A teacher stands in front of shelves lined with school supplies
On the first day of school this fall, some 350 backpacks full of goodies will be distributed amongst eight Kenora area elementary schools to help students get a leg up this school year. The backpacks will contain a reusable water bottle, thermal lunch kit and other school necessities. For some students this will mean the  […]

10 Years On and Going Strong

Posted on 29th July 2022, by kristinm
Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Celebrates 10 Years Serving the Community   Nestled next to a park at 51 Morrow Ave in Winnipeg is The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre (BMFRC). The Centre offers a range of community programming serving all age groups from children to seniors. This week the BMFRC marks 10  […]

From Forest Paths to Future Paths

Posted on 18th July 2022, by kristinm
Summer camp is a time for fun: for exploring, playing, learning and growing. For many children it’s often an opportunity to be their own person outside of their homes or their first time away from home. For city kids, it may be a rare opportunity to try outdoor activities and spend time in nature.  It’s  […]
Woman in Salvation Army uniform smiling
The Salvation Army Food Bank in Portage la Prairie thrives thanks to a supportive community and wonderful volunteers. “Portage really is special” says Major Brenda Hammond, explaining that the need in Portage is greater than in nearby Winnipeg or Brandon. During the pandemic, the food bank became indispensable, a truly essential service and they were  […]

Run, Rebecca, Run

Posted on 2nd December 2021, by blairmalaz
Rebecca Foat from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is no stranger to strapping on a pair of sneakers and hitting the pavement (or snow) for a good run. 2021 is the second time she will run the Santa Shuffle. “My first Santa Shuffle was in 2019. Up to that point, I had run nine races of varying distances  […]